Amalaki (Amla) Panna


Panna or Panaka is a traditional health drink made with nutritional fruits or roots and gives instant energy. Amalaki or Amla Panaka is good for osteoarthritis, athero-scelrosis, anemia, peptic ulcer, urinary tract infection, dysentery and high blood pressure.

Good for all doshas. Especially good for calming pitta dosha.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 50 to 60 Minutes
Serves: 6-7 Glasses



  1. Steam cook the gooseberries and de seed them.
  2. Blend into a smooth paste and extract juice from the pulp.
  3. Add a bit more water to the pulp and extract the juice again.
  4. Make sugar syrup by boiling palm sugar/white sugar/jaggery in equal amount of water.
  5. Mix it with the extracted gooseberry juice, add dry ginger powder and cardamom powder.
  6. Stir well and panna/panaka is ready.
  7. Keep in the refrigerator and serve chilled.


Avoid if you have Diabetes mellitus as it contains sugar/jaggery/honey.

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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